Configuring Kensington mouse buttons
reidr at pobox.com
Fri Feb 15 02:52:57 UTC 2008
On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 7:24 PM, Tom Horsley <tom.horsley at att.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 19:15:02 -0700
> "Reid Rivenburgh" <reidr at pobox.com> wrote:
> > Section "InputDevice"
> > Identifier "Mouse0"
> > Driver "mouse"
> > Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
> > Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> > Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> > Option "Buttons" "7"
> > Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
> > EndSection
> I've got a different kensington mouse, but I found that
> I couldn't see all the buttons in xev till I changed
> the Protocol option to be "Auto", the "IMPS/2" makes
> it stupider than it otherwise needs to be. Also, once
> you use "Auto" protocol, saying "Buttons" is apparently a bad
> idea. It seemingly changes the number of buttons to
> be some completely random value :-).
> Once all the buttons work, you can make any of them be
> any thing by using xmodmap (which is usually automatic
> if you edit the /etc/X11/Xmodmap file).
Thanks for the pointers, Tom! I wasn't sure how to modify my
xorg.conf. That mouse entry I pasted is probably from many years ago,
the last time I had to do something like this.
Which reminds me.... Is there any "proper", GUI way to change these
kinds of settings? I vaguely recall there being a system-config-mouse
program once upon a time. Did that go away? Was its functionality
somehow absorbed into xorg itself? Just curious, I certainly have no
fear of firing up vi!
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